News for Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Steamboat briefs: Hayden Christmas Tree Auction is Dec. 2

The annual Hayden Christmas Tree Auction is at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

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Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs welcomes new staff

Bill and Loretta Conway come to Steamboat after 18 months in Denver, where Bill served as the head tennis pro at the Colorado Athletic Club Inverness in south Denver.

The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

7:52 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who was scratched by two aggressive German shepherds in the first block of Seventh Street. Police said the dogs were tied to a truck bed but were able to jump out of it and scratch the woman as she walked by. The owner of the dogs was given a warning.

Steamboat anticipating 2,600 guests for 1st Saturday of ski season

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association projects that mountain hotels will be 19 percent full Saturday and mountain condos will be just 14 percent full.

Steamboat Springs' Chix with Stix wins 2 games

The Steamboat Springs Chix with Stix women's hockey team won its opening two games of the season during the weekend.

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Skiers excited by Scholarship Day, Steamboat Ski Area opening

The sound of snowmaking guns was in the air Wednesday morning as the faithful gathered in front of Christie Peak Express chairlift and waited for the rope to drop on the first turns of the season.

Allison Andrews: Be the change

For a community that prides itself on sustainability, there are a significant number of local businesses that blatantly are not on board.

Tim LyBarger: Statistical anomaly or paradigm shift?

I propose that Battle Mountain’s championship season is a reflection of a paradigm shift in student-athlete participation — specifically, the advent (unfortunately) of single-sport specialists.

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Steamboat businesses to repeat pairing of chocolate, shopping

After perhaps waking up early Friday to wait in line or elbow your way through a crowd for a deal, take Saturday easy with a chocolate-fueled stroll through downtown Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Ski Area to open gondola Friday

Steamboat Ski Area officials announced Wednesday that the gondola and Heavenly Daze trail will open for the season at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

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Steamboat Ski Area drops the ropes on 2012-13 season

Wednesday morning marked the official opening of the ski area's 50th anniversary season. A group of dedicated skiers and riders lined up early to be among the first to board the Christie Peak Express chairlift.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 21

Find some tips for staying healthy during the holiday season, Steamboat freestyle skiers see some action and Yampa Valley High School has hopes for a Thanksgiving tradition.